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PUBLIC NOTICE
Notice of Initiation of the Section 106 Process – Public Participation in accordance
with the FCC’s Nationwide Programmatic Agreement. Mobilitie proposes to construct an
approximately 79 ft. pole approximately .01 mi NE of LA-2/Sterlington Hwy & Barron Dr,
Farmerville, Union Parish, Louisiana 71241. Parties interested in providing comment on
the proposed undertaking should contact GSS, Inc., 1904 Industrial Blvd. #107, Colleyville,
TX 76034 (682) 651-0034 (GSS D16185-LA-16).
4/20/17

REGULAR MEETING, UNION PARISH SCHOOL BOARD
April 10, 2017
The Union Parish School Board met in Regular Session at the Union Parish School
Board Office in Farmerville, Louisiana, on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Members
were present as follows: Mr. Robert C. James, Jr., Mr. Danny Smith, Mr. Tommy Bennett,
Mrs. Judy Mabry, Mrs. Shannon Barkley, Mr. John Ellis, Mrs. Sharon Stewart, Mrs.
Challana Dean, and Mr. Clyde Hays.
President Barkley called the meeting to order and Mr. Ellis gave the invocation.
On motion by Mr. Smith, seconded by Mrs. Dean, the Board approved the agenda
as printed.
On motion by Mrs. Dean, seconded by Mr. Ellis, the Board approved the minutes for
the March 13, 2017 Regular Board Meeting as printed.
Eric Carter, Union Parish High School Assistant Principal, on behalf of Taylor and
Sons Insurance Agency, presented a special engraved award to Bridgett Fulton, librarian
at Union Parish High School as Employee of the Month for the month of March, 2017.
The Board was informed that First National Bank will sponsor the Union Parish Honors
Banquet Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Union Parish High School Cafeteria.
Volkert staff reported to the Board on construction of the new Junior/High School.
The following notice was read aloud:
Notice is hereby given that the Parish School Board of the Parish of Union, State
of Louisiana (the “School Board”), plans to adopt the following at a special meeting on
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. noon at the Parish School Board Office, 1206
Marion Highway, Farmerville, Louisiana: (1) a resolution providing for the levy and collection
of ad valorem taxes in the Parish of Union, to be spread upon the 2017 Assessment
Roll of said Parish and (2) in the event the voters approve the renewal of a 1.64 mill ad
valorem tax and 2.98 mill ad valorem tax at the April 29, 2017 election, the levy of said
ad valorem taxes pursuant to said voter authorization.
On motion by Mr. Smith, seconded by Mrs. Stewart, the Board accepted the low bid
of $23,821.50 from Robert Welch, representative for Fruhaul Uniforms, Inc. for fifty band
uniforms for Union Parish High School.
On motion by Mr. Smith, seconded by Mr. Hays, the Board accepted the low bid of
$3,853.75 from Robert Welch, Representative for Fruhaul Uniforms, Inc. for band accessories,
gloves, band shoes, and rain coats.
On motion by Mrs. Dean, seconded by Mr. Ellis, the Board voted unanimously to
direct the Superintendent to enter into a contract with Mark Preaus, Forester, and Mike
Graham, Appraiser, to determine the value of the district’s 16th section property and make
recommendations as to its best use and value.
On motion by Mr. Dean, seconded by Mrs. Mabry, the Board approved the financial
statements for February 2017.
The Board was informed of the following retirement:
1. Carol W. Smith - Federal Programs Director, Central Office, Effective: July 3, 2017
The Board was informed of the following change in retirement date:
1. Ruby Nyegaard - Union Parish Elementary School, School Food Service Technician,
Change retirement date from May 25, 2017 to August 1, 2017
The Board was informed of the following extended medical leave:
1. Angela Patton - Downsville Community Charter School, Driver, Effective: March
28, 2017 – May 24, 2017
2. Ruby Nyegaard - Union Parish Elementary School, School Food Service Technician,
Effective: March 21, 2017 – May 25, 2017
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On motion by Mr. Bennett, seconded by Mr. Ellis, the Board granted
permission to send Intention to Employ letters for the 2017 – 2018
school year.
On motion by Mr. Smith, seconded by Mr. Hays, the Board ratified personnel actions
taken by the Superintendent of Schools and stated on and/or attached to the agenda
for April 10, 2017.
On motion by Mrs. Stewart, seconded by Mrs. Dean, the Board approved the following
change to the 2016-2017 school calendar: The last day for students for the 2016-2017
school year would be Friday, May 19th and the last day for teachers would be Monday,
May 22nd.
On motion by Mrs. Mabry, seconded by Mrs. Stewart, the Board approved the following
calendar for the 2017-2018 school year:
AUGUST 8-11 (Tuesday-Friday) {No Students MANDATORY INSERVICE}
AUGUST 14-15 (Monday and Tuesday)…………………GRADES 1-12 STUDENTS ? DAY
{PreK-K Testing Days}
AUGUST 16 (Wednesday)…………………………..GRADES 1-12 STUDENTS FULL DAY
{PreK-K Testing Day}
AUGUST 17 (Thursday)……………………………………………...STUDENTS FULL DAY
{PreK-K Girls Only}
AUGUST 18 (Friday)………………………………………..…..…....STUDENTS FULL DAY
{PreK-K Boys Only}
SEPTEMBER 4 (Monday) {Holiday}……………………………………..….….LABOR DAY
OCTOBER 9 (Monday) {Holiday}………………………………………….…..FALL BREAK
OCTOBER 10 (Tuesday) {No Students}………………..……….MANDATORY INSERVICE
NOVEMBER 10 (Friday) {Holiday}........................................................VETERANS’ DAY
NOVEMBER 20-24 (Monday-Friday) {Holiday}……………………………THANKSGIVING
{Dismiss 3:00 Friday, Nov. 17; Return Monday, Nov. 27}
DECEMBER 8 (Friday) {No Students}………………….……….MANDATORY INSERVICE
{Half Day}
DECEMBER 21 - JANUARY 3 (Thursday-Wednesday)…………CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS
{Dismiss 11:30 Wednesday, Dec. 20; Return Thursday, Jan. 4}
JANUARY 15 (Monday) {Holiday}……………………..MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY
FEBRUARY 16 (Friday) {No Students}…………..MANDATORY EMPLOYEE INSERVICE
FEBRUARY 19 (Monday) {Holiday}…………………………………….PRESIDENTS’ DAY
MARCH 12-16 (Monday-Friday) {Holiday} …………………………………SPRING BREAK
{Dismiss 3:00 Friday, March 9; Return Monday, March 19}
MARCH 20 (Tuesday)……………………………………………………...……ACT TESTING
{Grade 11}
MARCH 30-APRIL 2 (Friday-Monday)…………………………..…GOOD FRIDAY/EASTER
{Dismiss 3:00 Thursday, March 29; Return Tuesday, April 3}
APRIL 9-MAY 4 …………………………………………………..LEAP TESTING WINDOW
{Grades 3-8 Computer Based Testing}
APRIL 23-MAY 18 …………………………………………………EOC TESTING WINDOW
{Grades 9-12}
APRIL 30-MAY 4 (Monday-Friday)……………………………….…………..LEAP TESTING
{Grades 3-4 Paper Based Testing}
MAY 3 (Thursday)..........................................................................SENIORS’ LAST DAY
MAY 7-18.....................................................................................AP TESTING WINDOW
{Grades 9-12}
MAY 7-10 (Monday-Thursday)………………………………………………GRADUATIONS
MAY 24 (Thursday).....................................................................STUDENTS’ LAST DAY
{Full Day}
MAY 25 (Friday)..........................................................................TEACHERS’ LAST DAY
{Full Day}
MAY 28 (Monday) {Holiday}...................................................................MEMORIAL DAY
On motion by Mrs. Dean, seconded by Mr. Smith, the Board approved a request
from Elder Antwain Braggs to use the Union Parish High School Auditorium Saturdays
and Sundays, April 29 and 30, May 27 and 28, and June 17 and 18, 2017 for Crossover
International Ministries to hold services. He has the approval of David Gray, Principal of
Union Parish High School. He will provide a one million dollar liability policy, as required,
and will abide by the School Board policy. A $100.00 check deposit has been given with
the request. The facility must be left in the same condition it was in before the event in
order for the deposit to be returned.
Yvonne Autrey, bus driver, spoke to the Board concerning pay raises for the bus operators.
The Board, having set its next Regular Board Meeting for Monday, May 8, 2017 at
6:00 p.m. and a Special Board Meeting for Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 12:00 noon, both
to be held at the Union Parish School Board Office in Farmerville, Louisiana, adjourned
on this the 10th day of April, 2017.
George Cannon, Secretary Shannon Barkley, President
Union Parish School Board Union Parish School Board
4/11/17
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Found tool box in
road. Call and Identify
box and contents at
557.6208.